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Fitness Programming for Spring Sports

 

Spring is right around the corner and if you or your child participates in spring sports, it is important to be physically prepared. At Island Sports Physical Therapy, we offer fitness programming for all kinds of spring sports, including baseball, softball, and lacrosse, to prepare you physically for the season.

As you get back in the swing of things, it is important to remember is to start off slowly, especially if you have neglected to maintain your conditioning schedule these past few months Whether it is gradually increasing your speed on the treadmill each day or lifting heavier weights each week, the more you ease into it, the better. If you try and work too hard too soon, you are putting yourself at greater risk for injury. A common injury is muscle soreness due to overactivity. Should this happen to you, remember the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevate) method.

Also, whatever sport you or your kid plays, be wary of concussions, as these can happen in any sport. Important to note for children or young adults, the brain does not stop growing until age 25 increasing susceptibility to a concussion injury. Concussions can be very serious and often lead to more severe issues later in life. Should a concussion occur, listen to your doctor regarding how much time is needed for the injury to heal. As this can vary from person to person, taking precaution is always important.

At Island Sports Physical Therapy, we can give you a physical evaluation, to make sure that you or your child is physically prepared for your favorite athletic activity. Depending on your initial condition, we can provide you with a fitness plan suitable for your needs and goals. Contact us today!

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